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Mechanism of symmetrical ascending paralysis development?

Mechanism of symmetrical ascending paralysis development?

Beyond scope: We're allowed 400 characters at this site. I ecommend webmd.Com for the depth tha to are apparently looking for. ...Read more

Palsy (Definition)

...is a corruption of French "paralise" from Latinized Greek "paralysis." In the old days it meant any kind of persistent weakness. To this day Parkinson's disease is also called "paralysis agitans" which is a Latin translation of Dr. Parkinson's original name for it, the "shaking palsy." We've obviously reborrowed the full form "paralysis" into English as well; today ...Read more


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Is effect of numbing injections muscle paralysis?

Is effect of numbing injections muscle paralysis?

Yes. : Medications used in numbing injections temporarily interrupt the entire function of the nerve injected. If the nerved which was injected is a sensory and motor nerve (meaning that it goes to/serves a muscle), the injection would cause numbness and paralysis. Ortho patients who have had "blocks" to improve pain control post-op experience this effect commonly. ...Read more

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How will botulism cause muscle paralysis?

How will botulism cause muscle paralysis?

See answer below: Botulinum neurotoxins essentially prevent the release of acetylcholine (neurotransmitter) in the synaptic cleft, thus preventing the trigger of muscle contraction. The paralysis in the skeletal muscle lasts for about 3 months. It lasts up to 9-12 months if used in the detrusor muscle in the bladder. Strength eventually returns when new connections are created between the nerves and the muscles. ...Read more

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Why can a spinal cord injury be followed by muscle paralysis?

Why can  a spinal cord injury be followed by muscle paralysis?

See answer below: The short answer is that the brain sends commands down the cord to tell the muscles to move. If the cord is injured, the information cannot reach the muscles and the muscles, consequently do not move. ...Read more

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Why must a spinal cord injury be followed by muscle paralysis?

Why must a spinal cord injury be followed by muscle paralysis?

Anatomy: Muscles only work because nerves stimulate them and cause them to work. Muscles can not work independently other than an occasional firing. ...Read more

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Friend has muscle paralysis, numbness, coldness, slurred speech, dizziness after jogging? What is going on?

Friend has muscle paralysis, numbness, coldness, slurred speech, dizziness after jogging? What is going on?

Call 911 !: Paralysis, numbness, slurred speech, dizziness can all be signs of a stroke. Needs to be assessed and treated right away in nearest er. Can be fatal or cause permanent disability - rapid treatment decreases chances of bad outcome. If it turns out not to be a stroke, could still be heart problem, severe electrolyte disturbance, or various other dangerous causes. Get friend to er now! ...Read more

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Can there be is any medicine for paralysis?

Not yet: There is no specific medicine that can reverse paralysis. There have been many clinical studies done for spinal cord injury, and there are putative substances that may slow the process, but nothing has been proven yet in a randomized phase iii placebo controlled trial. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: paralysis?

Inability to move: A paralyzed limb cannot be voluntarily moved, and the term reflects leg involvement, paraplegia, full body, quadriplegia, and less than full, tetraplegia. Causes can be many, including stroke, trauma, infection, congenital issues, etc. ...Read more

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Are there effects of paralysis on speech? What are they?

Depends on cause: That depends on where the paralysis is and the cause. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of paralysis or do you not feel anythign?

Loss of function: Paralysis is the name given to diminution or loss of motor function usually of a limb or face. ...Read more

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Is facial paralysis hereditary?

Is facial paralysis hereditary?

FacialPalsy not Here: No it is not hereditary most of the times, except rare genetic condition mekersson rosenthol syndrome. ...Read more

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Hypokelemic periodic paralysis?

Channelopathy: This is a disorder whereby potassium metabolism and weakness occur simultaneously. In turn this is due to abnormal functions in nerve cell membranes, a condition called a channelopathy. These are inherited though family members need not be symptomatic. Treatments are available. See your neurologist. ...Read more

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What can cause facial paralysis?

What can cause facial paralysis?

Lots of things: Many problems can cause facial paralysis. It can be congenital, from a tick bite, ear infection, tumor in the face or skull, brain tumor, stroke, multiple sclerosis, etc. Most commonly in adults, it is caused by a virus infection of the nerve that provides facial movement. ...Read more

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What to do about paralysis tick?

Avoid if possible: If tick does attach, can create a diffuse weakness picture, which is similar to Guillain-Barre. Treatment merely involves finding the tick, often in the hair, and removing it properly. Recovery occurs rapidly thereafter. ...Read more

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Can paralysis happen during intubation?

Only in rare cases: Intubation involves using an instrument (called a laryngoscope) to help the health care provider see the vocal cords and trachea. If the patient has an unstable spine in his neck, perhaps from an auto accident, etc, there is a very remote chance that using the laryngoscopes could put strain in the pine and damage the spinal cord. Anesthesiologists are trained how to intubate all patients safely. ...Read more

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Paralysis (Definition)

A paralyzed limb cannot be voluntarily moved, and the term reflects leg involvement, paraplegia, full body, quadriplegia, and less than full, tetraplegia. Causes can be many, including stroke, trauma, ...Read more